Elizabeth Evans Waterfowl and Bird Sanctuary

Gallipolis, Ohio 45631
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Elizabeth Evans Waterfowl and Bird Sanctuary
Coordinates: 38.8147133, -82.2074211
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About Elizabeth Evans Waterfowl and Bird Sanctuary
The driveway to the sanctuary is off of Hedgewood Drive, about .25 mile out State Street from the center of Gallipolis. Due to annual flooding, all the boardwalks and the gazebo rotted out and were removed, and the trails are no longer being maintained. The gate is no longer kept locked, and birders are welcome to walk on the property. The park is currently maintained with limited mowing and the drive is somewhat badly eroded and difficult to traverse.
From Margaret Bowman

The Elizabeth L. Evans Waterfowl and Bird Sanctuary is a 66-acre wetland area, located in the City of Gallipolis. It is in the backwater floodplain of the Ohio River and protected by the O. O. McIntyre Park District.

A variety of wetland vegetation includes American sycamore, silver maple, cottonwood, arrowhead, buttonbush, and bullrushes. It is home to Canada geese, mallard ducks, great blue herons, and egrets. Wetland mammals abound, including beavers, minks, muskrats, and white-tailed deer. Several types of turtles can be seen sunning on logs along the creek on warm summer days.The Sanctuary is open year round during daylight hours for walk-in use.
From Elizabeth Evans Waterfowl and Bird Sanctuary webpage